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NRC Revises Fiscal Year 2017 Fee Schedule

The NRC has amended its licensing, inspection, and annual fees charged to applicants and licensees for Fiscal Year 2017. The NRC recovers approximately 90% of its budget through fees, with the remainder being appropriated to the NRC by the federal government. The NRC’s $917.1 million budget is an $85 million decrease from 2016 and requires the NRC to recover $805.9 million through fees from applicants and licensees. The NRC has reduced its hourly rate for providing specific services from $265 per hour in 2016 to $263 per hour in 2017. Annual fees for operating power reactors decreased from $4,659,000 in 2016 to $4,308,000 per reactor. The decrease in annual fees is due to a completion of actions addressing the licensing actions backlog, as well the transition of Fort Calhoun to decommissioning status in November 2016.

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